Photo of the Week: Women’s March

A lot about what I have seen over the past 2 weeks has not been normal and honestly, I’m stunned. I try not to publish my political views online or publicly for that matter. I prefer to have meaningful conversations about the issues with people face to face because I find that a whole lot more valuable – for all involved. But things are getting weird and troubling here in America. I’m not going to tell you how to think or react. I’m simply going to start by doing what I know best – sharing pictures.

On January 21st, I was in DC for the Women’s March. I took my sister and my niece for their first ever protest. I found the March to be uplifting and energizing. I’ve never seen that many people in one place exercising their first amendment rights. I’m thankful I was able witness it.

This is some of what I saw:


This is the lovely group of strong, kind and beautiful women I spent the day with. :)


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Photo of the Week: A study in minimalism

I’m re-visiting the work I did on Ocracoke Island back in November and came across this image. The more vitriol I see on social media and in the news the more I’m drawn to images like this. Wide open, minimal, simple yet dynamic space. It’s all around us, if we pay attention.



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Travel: Home for the Holidays

Going home for the holidays is always a treat, but it’s even better when you arrive to 18″ of snow. In addition to shoveling a lot of snow, our latest Maine Adventure included: snowshoeing almost everyday, witnessing the first day of ice fishing season, relaxing in an outdoor wood-fired hot tub, dining with childhood friends, finding inspiration at the Colby Art Museum and enjoying many nights sitting by the fire with family. It was a great way to reboot and prepare for all that lies ahead for us in 2017.

Happy new year, all!



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After a turbulent November, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend Thanksgiving on North Carolina’s outer banks with close family. It was the refresher I needed before pouring into the chaotic holiday season.

While there I spent each morning at the beach shooting new work for my Oceans project. While I don’t have time to edit through all of the images right now (clients come first…) I have made an initial pass at the photographs. Many of the images are moody, serene and peaceful much like this one. I’m looking forward to spending more time with the work, making sense of it and sharing it with you soon.   Cheers!




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2016 Fraction Holiday Print Sale


Ocracoke, NC

I’m honored to have a print available in the Fraction Holiday Print Sale again this year! There are some wonderful limited edition prints available from national + international photographers at amazing prices.

I’m offering a 6×6 signed and numbered print of the image above. The print is made on 8.5×11 Epson Hot Press Bright paper and limited to an edition of 10 for $125. Once it sells out, the image will not be available again at that size or price.*  

This is a great opportunity to begin or add to your art collection and shop for your art-loving friends! The sale ends on 12/31/16.

Happy Holidays! ~Hannele

*Ocracoke, NC is available in two larger sizes (20×20, edition of 6 and 40×40, edition of 3) which you can purchase directly from me. Email me for details.



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